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Info to Know – Current Flooding Information

Review the latest information on the Destination BC webpage for Emergency Preparedness.

As areas in the Similkameen Valley are experiencing flooding monitor the following websites to stay current.

Lower Similkameen Indian Band

Regional District Okanagan Similkameen

Town of Princeton

Province of BC River Forecast Centre

Definitions You Should Know

Evacuation Stages

  • Evacuation Order: You are at risk. Leave the area immediately. Local police of RCMP enforce evacuation orders.
  • Evacuation Alert: Be ready to leave on short notice. If you leave before or during this alert, it’s called a voluntary evacuation.
  • Evacuation Rescind: All if currently safe and you can return home. Stay tuned for other possible evacuation alerts or orders.

Flooding Terms

  • Flood Warning: River levels have exceeded capacity or will exceed it imminently, and that flooding of area adjacent to affected rivers will result.
  • Flood Watch: River levels are rising and will approach or may exceed capacity. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.
  • High Streamflow Advisory: River levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Stay Current with the changing Travel Restrictions by visiting the Province of BC website, where the latest information is available.

Learn more about the experiences you can plan for on this website. Our local Visitor Centres will have the latest information on what is open. See below for their contact information.

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Health & Safety

For the health & safety of both residents and visitors, we need your support to ensure a safe experience. The businesses operating in our region are guided by provincial and WorkSafeBC health & safety regulations, plus many have implemented further safety measures. This includes physical distancing, sanitization of hands and wearing masks.

Changing Conditions

Travel conditions and regulations can change quickly. Updates are monitored by Similkameen Valley and our businesses/business partners, but we encourage potential visitors to stay as up-to-date as possible when planning a trip. Visitors are recommended to inquire about cancellation policies as there is no universal industry standard.

When travelling any time the following rules include:

  • Physical distancing
  • Staying home when sick
  • Hand hygiene
  • Wearing masks when necessary or when physical distancing isn’t possible
  • Other protective measures

For further recommendations and tips on travelling safety, visit 10 Ways to Travel Safely and Responsibly.

Current Closures

  • Refer to our Service Directory where all businesses can be found. If a business is temporarily closed it will be noted with a closed image.

For latest information contact the local Visitor Centres

Hedley Tourist Information Centre
712 Daly Ave (PO Box 218), Hedley, BC
Hours of Operation: June 25-Sept 6, 2021 Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Keremeos Visitor Centre
417 – 7th Avenue (PO Box 490), Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0
Hours of Operation:
– Mon – Sun: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

EC Manning Park Visitor Centre
7505 BC-3, Manning Park, BC V0X1R0
Hours of Operation:
– Mon – Thurs: Closed
– Fri – Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Princeton Visitor Centre
169 Bridge Street (Box 670), Princeton, BC V0X 1W0
Hours of Operation:
– Mon-Sat 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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